During the holiday season most of us reflect on our year and our family, and start to get introspective.  During Thanksgiving you might share your thankfulness for others around the dinner table with family and friends.  In the spirit of thankfulness, the Chicago Cares family wants to personally say “THANK YOU” to all of our treasured leaders and volunteers!
We love all of our volunteers, but without the dedication of our leaders we wouldn’t be able to serve even a small percentage of the organizations we partner with or offer opportunities for even a portion of the volunteers that we have!  Below are just a few of the many reasons the Chicago Cares team loves our leaders. 
“I am thankful for the amount of time and dedication each of our leaders gives to their programs and students.  Our leaders are the most energetic, inspiring people!  I am motivated every week by their stories and updates.”  -Alisha G. Flores
“I’m thankful for our volunteer leaders because their impact extends beyond any one project they lead.  Each Youth in Service project is just as much about encouraging youth volunteers on a path of continued service as it is about meeting community needs.  The multiplying effect our leaders can have is humbling.”  -Erin Rasler
“I love that our leaders get so invested in their programs – they are really dedicated to the work they do and constantly help us improve our programs.  With all the projects we have every month, it’s impossible to be at every one and see where we can improve.  Having such great leaders at our projects enables us to make sure all our programs are the best they can possibly be for our community partners and volunteers.”  -Joyce Cruz
“Chicago Cares leaders are the only reason I haven’t gone COMPLETELY bald…” – Dan Alberti
So THANK YOU LEADERS for your passion, enthusiasm, commitment and for encouraging us through the busy times so we don’t lose our hair!  Without you Chicago Cares could not exist.